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  • Spring 一目千本桜の春

    “Hitome Senbon Zakura” is all in light pink in its flower peak so just indulge the splendid peak bloom in different ways- the cherry blossom festival, the exclusive marketplace, the slope car running through the flowers, sakura viewing houseboat, nighttime illumination, flowery bento meal boxes made with local ingredients…it’s simply the busiest time overflowing with visitors.


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A Walk Along the River


Stroll along the Shiroishi River with endless sakura, visiting two vibrant Sakura Matsuri. The route includes plenty of fascinating stops—such as opportunities to rest and snack at Sakura Market, and viewing sakura from a little houseboat cruise.




Stroll through Funaoka Castle Ruins Park, which was selected as one of “Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots.” As you go through the tunnel of sakura in the slope car, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of 2,500 sakura in layers. Don’t miss the chance to explore the townscape near the park, which is filled with the atmosphere of samurai houses and local gourmet foods!


Experience Local Culture

逢う河原 縁結びコース

Ogawara-machi’s Hanshoin: The Temple of the East is known tobe a temple that brings people encounters with somebodyspecial; try finding the heart mark hidden on the statue of the deityof mercy. In the shopping street, you can find traditional Japanesesweets and sweet dumplings that are available only during the Sakuraperiod. Discover the unique charm of local towns, where timeflows differently.